We had 5 people for the Wednesday after work ride this week. That was good considering it was a whopping 37 degrees in Duluth when we left on the ride. Five hardy people made a 33+ mile ride and it was great.
Thursday night had me riding the gravel roads near home on the cross bike. I knew they had just been graded and figured that it would just enhance the ride...it did. The temp was around the 70 mark and it was a 20 mile loop...mostly freshly graded gravel and sand.
I ain't a tellin no lie when I tells ya "It was rough". The review on the cross bike wheels were not good, but I trued them when I got them and beat the hell out of them tonight...and verdict is...still true. They can't be all bad.
About 5 miles of tonights route had only one track down the road, and you could not even see that track most of the time. This section of road was a bit soft. As I said though, I knew what I was getting into when I left the house...and I will add...it was still fun.